First-Time Commissioners

Committees of Commissioners


 Commissioner Registration 

The 48th General Assembly has been postponed until 2021 in St. Louis. Commissioner registration is currently closed. For information about 2020 registrations, please click here.

Registration Fee:

  • $450 – Teaching and Ruling Elders
  • $300 – Elders from churches with less than $100,000 in annual income (per their 2020 statistics)
  • $150 – Honorably Retired Teaching Elders
  • $150 – Ruling Elder Emeritus

Scholarships are available.

Confirmation Information
  • Once your registration is processed you will receive a confirmation email.
  • If you did not receive a confirmation email or you need to make changes to your registration, please email
  • Hotel Information will be provided in your registration confirmation email.
  • General Assembly Information Book – Will be mailed after your registration.
  • Commissioner Handbook – Login information will be emailed to registered commissioners in May 2021.

Refunds must be requested in writing. Please send requests to

  • January 1 – May 26, 2021 – receive a full refund
  • May 27 – June 9, 2021 – receive half of a refund
  • No refund will be considered after June 9, 2021


The Commissioner Handbook will be available online one month before General Assembly. Login information will be sent to registered commissioners at that time. The Supplement to the Commissioner Handbook will be available online in June 2021.

 First-Time Commissioners 

Make the most of your opportunity to serve as a new commissioner to the PCA General Assembly!

  • Attend the First Time Commissioner Meal! Check back for details!
  • Plan to attend the GA for Rookies seminar!
  • Register to attend a meal or event.
  • Bring your family! Be sure to check out the Women and Family Events. If the programs and activities are not sold out, onsite registration may be available.
  • Consider serving on a Committee of Commissioners. Notify your Presbytery Stated Clerk that you are registered as a commissioner and would be willing to serve.
  • Consider volunteering as a Floor Clerk or Seminar Room Host. This is a great way to meet other elders and learn more about the business of General Assembly.
  • Read A Basic Guide to the PCA General Assembly, a booklet by Dr. Stephen Estock.
  • Download the ShareFile and General Assembly apps: Available for download in the Spring of 2021.
    • ShareFile – access the Commissioner Handbook and see General Assembly documents, including onsite reports.
    • General Assembly app  – provides information on schedules, food events, seminars and exhibitors, and opportunities to interact with other attendees.
  • Read the Commissioner Handbook: Available for download in May 2021 (see above)

 Committees of Commissioners 

Serving on a Committee of Commissioners (CoC) is one of the best ways to be involved at General Assembly. It is a great opportunity to learn and influence the work of the PCA.


What is the purpose of Committees of Commissioners?

Committees of Commissioners are designed as part of the checks and balances for the PCA. The CoCs review each ministry’s accomplishments and plans for the year, along with their reports and recommendations (included in the Commissioner Handbook). The CoCs, one for each PCA Committee and Agency, are made up of commissioners chosen by their presbyteries according to a formula in the Rules of Assembly Operations (RAO). Every presbytery may have a representative on each CoC.

How do I serve on a Committee of Commissioners?

Notify your Presbytery Stated Clerk that you are registered as a commissioner and are willing to serve.

For the presbytery clerks contact list, click here.

How long do I serve?

The CoCs only meet onsite during the week of General Assembly. The CoCs meet on Tuesday and then as needed during the remainder of the Assembly.


The General Assembly seminars provide expert-led, in-depth training on topics that are relevant to your life, work, church, and community. We strive to provide you with tools, resources, and best practices for personal and ministerial growth.

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
First Session 2:30 – 3:20 p.m. 8 – 9 a.m. 8 – 9 a.m.
Second Session 3:35 – 4:25 p.m. Assembly-wide 9:15 a.m.

Looking for seminars from the 47th GA? Click here.

We’ve got a new podcast, Gifts and Graces, that features past GA seminars! Click here to listen.

Interested in presenting a seminar?

Are you interested in volunteering to share your experiences and expertise? Seminars provide high quality information, training, and resources to the General Assembly attendees. Presenters must not use the time to promote their organization or its services, but rather share information and takeaways.

Seminars must be:

  • Biblically-based
  • Practical
  • Relevant
  • Compelling

The deadline to submit a seminar proposal application is February 26. Click here to submit a proposal!

Interested in sponsoring a seminar?

Sponsorship and promotional options have expanded! There are many opportunities at different price points, allowing your organization to select the choices that are best for you.

Sponsorship options:

  • Internet sponsorship
  • Assembly wide seminar sponsorship
  • Seminar sponsorship
  • Tote bag inserts
  • Large screen ads

Promotional options::

  • Flexible Sponsorship Packages
  • Exclusive Limited Availability Options
  • Brand Recognition Tools

View the 2020 Guide to Sponsorship. 2021 information coming soon!

To learn how to be a sponsor, email

Get In Touch

PCA Administrative Committee

1700 North Brown Road
Suite 105
Lawrenceville, GA 30043